Making sure your dog is properly trained is one of the best investments you can make. Can you imagine living for ten years or more with an untrained animal? Read on for some tips and advice on how to train your dog well.
When you’re working on training you dog, you must always try to teach it how to know that it’s their home. All meals and water bowls should be placed within the crate. This will give your dog a positive association with the crate.
Establish a quiet environment when you go into a room your pet is in. It is great to have playtime with your pet, but your dog should stay calm when you come into the room. Try to ignore your dog when your first enter the room because this will help to keep them calm and reinforce that you are in control.
Dogs will focus on something and ignore all else unless something breaks that attention. Once your dog knows his attention command, you will be able to coerce him to ignore almost anything.
Make certain you’re consistent when you are crate training your young puppy. When your puppy gets out of its crate he will need to relieve himself. Doing so helps him learn when it is okay to go to the bathroom.
Dogs need routine, so feed your dog at the same time every day. This also helps with training. This allows you to know when your dog has to go and take him outside to do his business before your carpet gets ruined. This helps your puppy learn to “hold it” for a bit, until he knows it’s time to go out and will help save you money on carpet cleaning.
Be cognitive of the duration of time you and your dog devote to training sessions. By spending too long on any single thing, your dog will likely become very bored and antsy. Keep the lessons down to about 10 minutes or so.
Continue training your dog using the same techniques over time. Everyone that works with your dog should use the same commands, as well as the same techniques. It will make it easier for the dog if it only has a simple set of commands and knows what to expect when it obeys.
As discussed earlier, training your dog can pay financial dividends. A dog that does not behave in an appropriate manner will cause a lot of unneeded stress and damage, leading to families questioning whether to give the dog up. Use the methods found in this article to train your dog properly and make them a beloved member of the family.